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Obama Wins by Going Negative and Turning Out Base

Vertices Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 12:26 AM
God almighty! Why am I not surprised to see you are the first one posting:? And what's this? Irrelevant, off-topic ranting that has nothing to do with the argument? Well why didn't you say you just wanted to distract readers from any actual criticism of the President? I hope they pay you well for your job canvassing this site with your bilge in the comments section. I'm sure your Huff-Po friends are proud of you. It doesn't matter who's right or wrong. Only that your side silences dissent. Which reminds me, I thought you folks called dissent courageous when speaking against the wrongful Iraq War? Huh....
Lukewarm. That's the feeling I get from the election numbers.

Turnout was apparently down, at least as a percentage of eligible voters. The president was re-elected by a reduced margin. The challenger didn't inspire the turnout surge he needed.

Every re-elected president since Andrew Jackson has won with an increased popular vote percentage. Barack Obama didn't. He won 53 percent to 46 percent in 2008. His numbers as I write are 50 percent to 48 percent over Mitt Romney. That could go up to 51 percent to 48 percent when California finishes its count, which took five weeks in 2008.

Obama owes most...